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Whether you are looking to improve your daily communication skills, want to open doors to better employment opportunities, or are looking to prepare for post-secondary education our Adult ESL program will help you achieve your goal

During the course you will also develop computer skills you need to effectively function in today's culture of internet communication, online application and job search. You will learn more about you local community from engaging conversation with guest speakers and will explore Canadian culture and history to prepare for the Canadian Citizenship test.

Upon successful completion of a course you will receive a certification for Canadian Citizenship application.

 
 

​Students in Simcoe County can join one of our classes offereing either On-line or Hybrid (with in-school sessions) in Barrie, Bradford or Collingwood.


ESL Classes - 2020-2021

​Adult ESL Program offers Hybrid (in-school and on-line) classes in Barrie, Bradford and Collingwood*.

Hybrid classes will have in-school sessions twice a week as well as on-line teacher-led sessions and independent work three days a week.

Classes run Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 1:30pm
* Collingwood classes will run Monday through Thursday, no class on Friday.

  • ​​Term 1 - September 14, 2020 - November 27, 2020
  • Dates for subsequent terms will be announced later. Normally the program runs year round with break on Christmas and March Break.
Please note the delivery method and term dates may change depending on the development of the COVID-19 situation.

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Part-time On-Line Classes - 2020-2021

For students with CLB 4 and up. Students enrolling into on-line classes are advised to have access to a computer with camera and riliable internet.

Classes run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

  • ​Term 1 - September 14, 2020 - November 27, 2020
  • Dates for subsequent terms will be announced later. Normally the program runs year round with breaks on Christmas and March Break.


Registration

To register for our classes and get more details please contact the Learning Centre:

Barrie: 705-726-8360 x45151

Bradford: 905-775-4432

Collingwood: 705-445-9019

or email Gerry Anderson at ganderson@scdsb.on.ca 

Who can attend free Adult ESL classes?

An eligible learner for a free ESL program is an adult immigrant currently residing in Ontario:  

1. Whose first language is not English; and

2. Who is eighteen years old ; and

3. (a) Who is a naturalized Canadian citizen, permanent resident, Convention refugee or a

refugee claimant; or

(b) Who is a provincial nominee, or their dependent, who has been approved through the

Opportunities Ontario: Provincial Nominee Program but has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status; or

(c) Who is a temporary foreign worker, or their dependent, who has been approved through the Canadian Experience Class but has not yet been processed to receive permanent resident status; or

(d) Who is approved as a foreign domestic worker under the Live-In Caregiver program.

All other applicants are fee paying. Fees may vary and are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for details. 705-725-8360​​